Bellmead elects convicted felon to City Council for Precinct Five

POSTED: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 3:05pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

BELLMEAD -- Voters of Bellmead spoke out, saying they wanted Doss Youngblood out of City Council.

Instead, convicted felon, Adrian Huff, won Precinct Five by three votes.

"The people have come out and said what they wanted, and I am absolutely happy with it," says Huff.

Now City Manager Victor Pena says they're figuring out the next step in filling the position since a convicted felon can't hold office.

"it's still undetermined. We have a lot of unanswered questions to some legal questions that have come up," says Pena.

Huff told Fox 44 last week he wasn't aware you couldn't run for office as a convicted felon. This after word got out he was arrested for stealing a car in 1979.

"I read a list of qualifications and a list of disqualifications, and nowhere in there did I see that it was a disqualification."

It is listed in the application as a disqualification, but Huff wasn't pulled from the election, and now that he's won, the city might have to choose someone else to take his place.

"We will have five council members who will continue to make decisions on a day to day basis for our community, and they will vote on the different items that come up until that seat is filled," explains Pena.

Pena says they're not sure when they'll fill the seat. In the meantime, Huff is hoping to get a pardon from Gov. Perry to claim his seat.

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